Colleen Harrison is a photojournalist currently based out of southern Minnesota. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she has always been fascinated by stories and the people and places that tell them. Growing up with her grandfather's old Pentax K1000, she found her own medium for telling stories and quickly realized she wanted to see the world and all the stories it has to tell. It has led her on adventures across the U.S., Europe and Thailand — so far.
After getting her bachelor's degree in photography, Colleen interned for both the Saginaw News and the Bay City Times newspapers. Several of her photos from the duration of her internship won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Michigan Press Photographers Association, Michigan Associated Press and Michigan Press Association.
After freelancing for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Battle Creek Enquirer, Colleen is now a staff photojournalist at the Albert Lea Tribune and Albert Lea Magazine, where she has racked up numerous statewide awards. She lives in southern Minnesota with her Mr. Fix-it boyfriend and her crazy dogs and judgmental cat, and is available for freelance work anywhere.